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McConnell Threatens To Filibuster Agreement So GOP Can Block All Democratic Votes



Despite losing his role as the majority leader, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is looking to find ways to block Democrats from creating laws that don’t suit their conservative views.

On Thursday, McConnell threatened to filibuster the organization agreement, which specifies how many Senators from each party sit on committees and who chairs them.

CNN’s Manu Raju notes if there is no power-sharing agreement, “the Senate will operate under the rules of the last Congress when the GOP controlled Senate majority and held committee chairs.”

That means that McConnell and the GOP could block Democrats from getting anything done in the Senate, including selecting President Joe Biden’s Cabinet nominees, according to Bloomberg’s Steven Dennis

Democrats fired back at McConnell for his threats.

Under the false cloak of “unity,” McConnell is making “unprecedented, wacky, counterproductive” demands, according to at least one Democratic Senator, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), the Chief Deputy Whip.

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) slammed McConnell’s hypocrisy also:

Mother Jones’s Ari Berman, one of the nation’s top voting rights experts, also weighed in:

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